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DVD Helps Kids With Autism Read Faces

NPR ran an article about a new DVD produced in Britain called “The Transporters,” designed to teach children with autism to look at faces (like the happy baby face) and recognize emotions. With funding from the government, a team of … Continue reading

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More Doggone Good Halloween Books

I just had to share my buddy, Oreo, with you. He’s not my dog but I grew up with Boston Terriers so he just makes me laugh. He’s a really good sport and half human so a Halloween costume is … Continue reading

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How to Stop Your Toddler’s Whining

Around 2 years of age, your child is transitioning from using gestures, grunts, crying and whining to get what he wants. Now that he is 2, he should have around 50 words and be putting 2 words together like “me … Continue reading

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Tummy Time is Language Time

Babies need tummy time to build their upper body strength but it isn’t always their favorite activity. So start early and give them something to talk about! I set 3 week-old Caroline on her tummy and put the Taggies Crib … Continue reading

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A New Resource for Teaching Baby Sign Language

  When I was at the International Toy Fair in New York City in February, I stopped in at Dolphin Books and was introduced to their new book on baby signs,  A First Guide to Baby Signing. I was impressed because it … Continue reading

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Lessons from an 18 Month-Old Toddler

You don’t always need toys: Okay it is embarrassing to admit this as a toy expert, but I was reminded of how little kids need to have fun. Our assignment after Ben was born, was to occupy Will, 18 months, … Continue reading

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